Sunday, October 16, 2011

Interesting story on how to avoid getting arrested for a DUI after spending NFL day at a California bar or restaurant

California football fans can cheer for the San Diego Chargers (bye week), San Francisco Forty-Niners, Oakland Raiders and even the (St. Louis) Rams of the National Football League.

Fantasy players like to watch the new NFL Red Zone Channel (found in high definition in San Diego at 1334, Cox cable subscribers). Others get together for drinks at bars and restaurants. So there will be drinking.

California drivers may help themselves with willing volunteers to prevent the DUI Police from making a drunk driving arrest.

California DUI lawyers' recommend the true story from Irish friends across the sea.

A land with a great deal of DUI or drunk driving, upon a major television sports event, the routine Gardai DUI patrol staked out a local pub.

Later, the Garda enforcement team noticed a gentleman leaving the pub so drunk he apparently could barely walk.

The stumbling man circled around the car park for a few minutes, with the DUI Garda drooling as they quietly observed.

What felt like an eternity after the man looked like he was trying to find his keys on 6 or 7 cars, the "drunk" discovered his car. He opened the door and collapsed into it.

The driver paused a few minutes as a other customers quickly left the bar and drove away, ignored by the DUI enforcers.

The observed subject driver started the car, switched the wipers on and off although it was a completely dry night, flicked the emergency indicators on, then off, honked the horn and then switched on the lights with the brights on. Then he turned them off.

The driver moved the vehicle forward a few cm, reversed a little and then remained stationary for a few more minutes as more vehicles drove out of the lot.

The driver pulled out of the car park and started to drive slowly down the road, weaving all over the place.

DUI police, having patiently waited all this time, now moved in, put on the flashing lights, immediately pulled the man over and got out a Drunk Driving Breathalyzer test.

To his shock, the DUI Breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all!

Looking puzzled, the DUI Garda said "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the Police station this Breathalyzer must be broken."

"I seriously doubt it, sir ...." said the lucky man, " ' cause tonight I'm the designated decoy".


For local help, there's this Free Online California DUI Attorney Evaluation .

This list achieves a similar purpose with San Diego DUI Checkpoint locations.